Not a day goes by that I don’t dream of going to Mars. Maybe it’s something within all of us. As humans, we have a natural tendency to want to explore and venture out into the world. For as long as we’ve been human, we’ve been explorers. Mars is just the next step in a long line of destinations that we humans desire to explore. It’s only a matter of time now until we take our next giant leap. Yet this isn’t the only reason to go to mars. Staying here on Earth may not be a good idea in the long run, being that Earth has experienced mass extinctions before and there’s no guarantee that we will be safe from such a catastrophe. However, by extending our presence in space, we are less likely to perish in a single global catastrophe. Only by extending our presence further into the universe can we hope to ensure the survival of our species.
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With ❄️🌨 in our forecast, where is the closest spot with clear skies in metro-D (closest to Macomb preferably) to drive to and watch this 🌌 @alan_longstreet? 😬 #Repost@nasa (@get_repost)
Heads-up, Earthlings! The annual Geminid meteor shower has arrived, peaking overnight Dec. 13-14. It's a good time to bundle up! Then, go outside and let the universe blow your mind!
The Geminids are active every December, when Earth passes through a massive trail of dusty debris shed by a weird, rocky object named 3200 Phaethon. The dust and grit burn up when they run into Earth's atmosphere in a flurry of "shooting stars." The Geminids can be seen with the naked eye under clear, dark skies over most of the world, though the best view is from the Northern Hemisphere. Observers will see fewer Geminids in the Southern Hemisphere, where the radiant doesn't climb very high over the horizon.
Skywatching is easy. Just get away from bright lights and look up in any direction! Give your eyes time to adjust to the dark. Meteors appear all over the sky.
☄☄☄Метеорный поток Геминиды: В ночь с 13 на 14 декабря земляне увидят самый яркий звездопад 🌠года!!!
Астрономы отмечают, что скорость метеоритного потока составит приблизительно 35 километров в секунду. За час можно будет наблюдать падение более ста метеоров, некоторые из которых будут и большого размера.
При этом в 2017 году метеоритный поток Геминиды будет особенным✨🎀, так как астероид 3200 ФАЭТОН (1983 TB) пролетит на расстоянии около десяти миллионов километров от нашей планеты.🌍Загадывайте тысячи желаний😊все исполнится😉
If your skies are clear tonight or sometime before dawn tomorrow morning (I think peak is around 10pm) walk outside and look up! The Geminids are here 💫They said 1-2 meteors per minute :) So grab a warm coat, some hot chocolate, and check it out....no telescope or binoculars needed just look right and up from Orion...it just might change your life lol just saying. make a wish it just might come true 🤗#geminids#meteorshower#astronomy#getoutandexploreyourworld
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Ruby Payne-Scott (1912-1981) It’s ironic that Australia’s first female radio astronomer, a woman later held-up as a source of Australian pride, was forced out of her research position by a governmental ban on employing married women in permanent positions in public service. Payne-Scott was born in New South Wales in 1912 and studied multiple disciplines at the University of Sydney, receiving degrees in physics and education. She went to work for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), where she discovered new types of solar radio bursts. During WWII she conducted top secret research into radar technology and aircraft detection.
Payne-Scott fell in love with fellow scientist William Hall, but a ban on married women holding permanent governmental jobs meant that getting married would put her career in jeopardy. They decided to marry secretly, and their plan worked for several years until the head of a stricter CSIRO administration found out, and her job status was reduced to “temporary” (with the reduction of benefits that entailed). She continued working in this position until, a few months before giving birth to her son, she resigned – no maternity was leave available – and adopted her husband’s last name.
Although she never returned to CSIRO, she did return to science after raising her son and daughter, teaching math and science at an all-girls school for over a decade. She died in 1981. Payne-Scott made significant contributions to radiophysics and radio astronomy before she was pushed out, but we can only imagine the missed opportunities caused by the ban, which wasn’t repealed until 1966. In 2008, CSIRO introduced a career-development award in her honor that provides funding for workers re-entering the workplace.